Short’nin’ Bread | Lyrics, Easy Piano Sheet Music and Video

Short’nin’ Bread is a song written by James Whitcomb Riley in 1900.  Shortening bread is a fried batter bread that is made from corn meal, flour, eggs, hot water, eggs, baking powder, milk and shortening.

The following resources are a wonderful collection with which to introduce your kids to turn of the 20th century American songs.

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This arrangement of mid-west American song, Short’nin’ Bread, is perfect for the first or second year piano student.

Short’nin’ Bread | Easy Piano Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘Short’nin’ Bread’

Put on the skillet,
Slip on the lid,
Mama’s gonna make
A little short’nin’ bread.
That ain’t all
She’s gonna do,
Mama’s gonna make
A little coffee, too.

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

Three little children,
Lyin’ in bed
Two were sick
And the other ‘most dead
Sent for the doctor
And the doctor said,
“Give those children some
Short’nin’ bread.”

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

When those children,
Sick in bed,
Heard that talk
About short’nin’ bread,
Popped up well
To dance and sing,
Skipped around and cut
The pigeon wing.

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

Slip to the kitchen,
Slip up the led,
Filled my pockets full of
Short’nin’ bread;
Stole the skillet,
Stole the led,
Stole the gal makin’
Short’nin’ bread.

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

Caught me with the skillet,
Caught me with the led,
Caught me with the gal makin’
Short’nin’ bread;
Paid six dollars for the skillet,
Six dollars for the led,
Spent six months in jail eatin’
Short’nin’ bread.

Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’, short’nin’,
Mama’s little baby loves
Short’nin’ bread.

Video for ‘Short’nin’ Bread’

Watch this classic sing-along for Short’nin’ Bread on YouTube.com.

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Yellow Bird | Piano Sheet Music, Lyrics & Guitar Chords

Yellow Bird began as a Choucoune –  a 19th century Haitian song . The original song was composed by Michel Mauléart Monton with the lyrics written by Oswald Durand from a poem.  The popular calypso style arrangement that we know today was created for the Norman Luboff Choir. The lyrics for this new setting were written by Academy Award winning song writers, Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Norman Luboff’s ‘Yellow Bird’ was recorded on Calypso Holiday in 1957.

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Yellow Bird for Easy/Level 4 Piano Solo

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Lyrics for Yellow Bird

Yellow bird,
Up high in banana tree,
Yellow bird,
You sit all alone like me

Did your lady frien’,
Leave de nest again?
Dat is very sad,
Make me feel so bad,
You can fly away,
In the sky away,
You’re more lucky dan me.

More lyrics on Kididdles.com

 

Guitar Chords for Yellow Bird

You can get the guitar chords for Yellow Bird as recorded by the Kingston Trio on Ultimate-Guitar.com. The chords are in D Major, but you can transpose them to any key that works best for your, and they’re an auto-scroll feature so you can easily read the lyric and guitar chords from your phone.

Yellow Bird Guitar Chords

Video for Yellow Bird

Check out this video for Yellow Bird as recorded by the Kingston Trio on YouTube.com.

 

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The Twelve Days of Christmas, is a traditional Christmas carol. The Twelve Days, also known as Twelvetide, is a Christian season for celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ. “Christmas Day” is the “First Day of Christmas.” The Twelve Days occur during December 25 through January 5.

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Here’s an easy version of Twelve Days of Christmas that you can print for free. It’s perfect for the young piano student with about 2-4 years of experience, for adults interested in playing some easy Christmas music for piano solo.

Twelve Days of Christmas for Easy Piano Solo

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Lyrics for ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’

On the first day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
My true love gave to me
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.
More lyrics…

 

Video for ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’

Here’s a recording of Alvin and the Chipmunks singing Twelve Days of Christmas (no motion).

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Want an easy piano duet to play with your friends, or a first duet for one of your piano students? This duet is easy to play, and jam-packed with fun. There’s a listen button on the website if you want to hear it first before you start practicing. Click through to check it out.

The Farmer in the Dell Boogie Easy Piano Sheet Music

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Lyrics for ‘Farmer in the Dell’

The farmer in the dell,
The farmer in the dell,
Hi-ho, the derry-o,
The farmer in the dell.

The farmer takes a wife,
The farmer takes a wife,
Hi-ho, the derry-o,
The farmer takes a wife.

The wife takes a child,
The wife takes a child,
Hi-ho, the derry-o,
The wife takes a child.

The child takes a nurse,
The child takes a nurse,
Hi-ho, the derry-o,
The child takes a nurse.

The nurse takes a cow,
The nurse takes a cow,
Hi-ho, the derry-o,
The nurse takes a cow.

The cow takes a dog,
The cow takes a dog,
Hi-ho, the derry-o,
The cow takes a dog.

The dog takes a cat,
The dog takes a cat,
Hi-ho, the derry-o,
The dog takes a cat.

The cat takes a rat,
The cat takes a rat,
Hi-ho, the derry-o,
The cat takes a rat.

The rat takes the cheese,
The rat takes the cheese,
Hi-ho, the derry-o,
The rat takes the cheese.

The cheese stands alone,
The cheese stands alone,
Hi-ho, the derry-o,
The cheese stands alone.

Video for ‘Farmer in the Dell’

Watch and sing-along to Farmer in the Dell on YouTube.com.

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